In many ways, this home and surrounding property reflect the spirit and values of the people of New Hampshire.
The Bridges House was gifted to the State of New Hampshire in 1969 by former Governor and United States Senator, Styles Bridges. Over recent years, it has been renovated and restored to its former beauty.
Although this is not the actual residence of our Governor, The Bridges House does not stand empty. We believe this property is being managed in precisely the way Styles Bridges intended when he and his family donated the home to the state to serve as the executive residence.
In 2004, former First Lady Susan Lynch launched an ambitious effort to restore, preserve, and update the landmark, in order to share this unique treasure. “Friends of Bridges House” was created and has raised private funds for repairs and renovations. The renovations of The Bridges House are mostly complete and the beauty of the residence has been restored to its potential. But we must continue to raise the necessary funds to provide furnishings and equipment to ensure the functionality of the facility.
The photos displayed here represent the way that we hope The Bridges House can look with the help of our donors. The furniture featured in the pictures is, unfortunately, not the property of The Bridges House and was used only for the staging of these photos.
Contact us with any questions around board memberships, hosting your own event, other event information or volunteer work! We are also graciously accepting donations of time-period furniture and historic artwork in order to get the interior of the home looking as elegant as these photographs suggest.